Thursday, November 11, 2010

The mid-term election

By Cliff Schecter for Aljazeera:

It's amazing what can happen, however, when you have a Democratic president who doesn't live up to many of his core progressive promises, who blames his base for asking him to, and whose communications people, to quote Democratic National Committeeman and CNN Contributor Robert Zimmerman, "... couldn't sell cocaine to Charlie Sheen."

The results were on display this past Tuesday, when an American public tired of being unemployed, scared about their future, and looking for some kind of leadership, handed over the US House - in stunning fashion - to a coterie of cranks who have to put corks on the end of their forks not to jab their own eyes while eating. Think Steve Martin’s Ruprecht from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and you get the basic picture of some of the Tea Party proxies we elected to Congress last week.

Perhaps my sentiments regarding the newest US House members were best put into words by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. While in China this past week, he had this to say about who we’re sending to Washington to represent us, "If you look at the US, you look at who we're electing to Congress, to the Senate -they can't read ... I'll bet you a bunch of these people don’t have passports ... nobody knows where China is. Nobody knows what China is."

Whooooo boy.... these next few years should be interesting.

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